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How Much Does It Cost for Food Catering for a Private Event?

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You have a big event coming up and you want to know how much food catering cost? We have the answers for you with our comprehensive list of prices. The prices are for private events and not for gala dinners, trade shows, official receptions, or public events.

Food Catering Cost Singapore

The average price for wedding catering service in Singapore is $23 per 100 guests. This is based on rates from several leading caterers in Singapore. It can be more expensive or cheaper depending on your food selection, venue choice, number of persons attending your function etc.

For a corporate event, the average cost is $400 per 100 persons excluding drinks and beverages (soft drinks, juices, wine etc). You can negotiate with caterers to include drinks at an additional cost. Your total budget will depend on how many dishes you want served at your party. The more dishes served, the higher the total budget will be (you can select from a wide variety of dishes available).

Food Catering Cost Malaysia

Catering services in Malaysia are very competitive. The average cost for a wedding banquet in Kuala Lumpur is between $15 and $25 per person. Prices can go as low as $13 per person if you are willing to have fewer dishes like a Western-style wedding banquet at the Shangri-La Hotel (where the Sultan of Brunei had his wedding banquet). In Johor Bahru, catering services start at around MYR $20 per person for a simple meal.

For corporate events, catering prices usually range from MYR $300 to MYR $600 per 100 persons but it can go higher or lower depending on your food selection and location. For example, the average price for a gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is MYR$350 per 100 persons including alcohol and beverages. An annual company dinner at Damansara Utama Country Club costs around MYR$300 to MYR$400 per 100 persons including alcohol and beverages. A formal luncheon with live band costs around MYR$400 to MYR$800 depending on your venue and food selection etc. For an off-site event, you can expect to pay MYR $250 to MYR $350 per 100 guests.

Food Catering Cost Indonesia

The average cost for a wedding banquet in Jakarta is between IDR 2,000,000 and IDR 3,000,000 per person (US$150 or US$225). It can be cheaper or more expensive depending on your food selection and venue choice. For example, a Western-style banquet at the Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta costs around IDR $3,500 per person. It’s hard to find a caterer who will serve a dinner buffet at that price. Most will serve a multi-course meal with numerous dishes.

For corporate events, catering prices usually range from IDR $600 to IDR $1,500 per 100 persons but it can go higher or lower depending on your food selection and location. For example, the average price for a gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta costs around IDR$1,400 per 100 persons including alcohol and beverages. An annual company dinner at The Ritz Carlton Jakarta costs around IDR$2,500 per 100 persons including alcohol and beverages. A formal luncheon with live band costs around IDRS$1,500 to IDR$3,200 depending on your venue and food selection etc. For an off-site event, you can expect to pay IDR $600 to IDR $1,200 per 100 guests.

Food Catering Cost the Philippines

The average cost for a wedding banquet in Manila is around PhP 25,000 (US$500) per 100 persons including drinks. It can be cheaper or more expensive depending on your food selection and venue choice. For example, a Western-style banquet at the Shangri-La Hotel Manila costs around PhP 30,000 per 100 persons (US$650). It’s hard to find a caterer who will serve a dinner buffet at that price. Most will serve a multi-course meal with numerous dishes.

For corporate events, catering prices usually range from PhP 10,000 to PhP 45,000 per 100 persons but it can go higher or lower depending on your food selection and location. For example, the average price for a gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel Manila costs around PhP 35,000 per 100 persons including alcohol and beverages. An annual company dinner at The Ritz Carlton Manila costs around PhP 40,000 per 100 persons including alcohol and beverages. A formal luncheon with live band costs around PhP 15,000 to PhP 50,000 depending on your venue and food selection etc. For an off-site event, you can expect to pay PhP 10,000 to PhP 30,000 per 100 guests.

How much does wedding catering cost in Singapore?

Wedding catering service in Singapore is competitive. It’s not difficult to find a caterer who can prepare a budget wedding banquet for $20 per person or less. Most caterers will provide you a free quotation if you are not sure how much your wedding banquet will cost. They will visit your venue beforehand and make a detailed cost estimate based on the size of your function and number of guests attending the party. They will advise you on the type of food they can serve at different price ranges so that you can decide which one is within your budget.

Here are some sample wedding quotes from our caterers in Singapore:

Sample Wedding Quote 1

“Our most popular package for wedding banquets is at $25 per person excluding drinks and beverages (soft drinks, juices, wine etc). This package includes 5-course banquet dinner with live band performance, a dance floor, bridal table and other wedding props. Each dish costs around $3.50 to $4.00 per person.”

Sample Wedding Quote 2

“Our most popular package is $23 per person excluding drinks and beverages (soft drinks, juices, wine etc). This package includes 6-course banquet dinner with live band performance, a dance floor, bridal table and other wedding props. Each dish costs around $4.50 to $5.00 per person.”

Sample Wedding Quote 3 (Low Budget Banquet)

“For a low budget banquet at only $13 per person excluding drinks and beverages (soft drinks, juices, wine etc), we will serve only one main course like roasted chicken or braised duck etc. We will not provide alcohols or soft drinks but you can have your own wine and beer or soft drinks at an additional cost. For the cake you can order from our catering service catalogue or you can order it from outside if you like.”

How much does corporate catering cost in Singapore?

The price for corporate catering service in Singapore depends on your food selection and location of the event. For example, the average price for a gala dinner at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore costs around $350 per 100 persons including alcohol and beverages. You can have a simple buffet dinner at the same hotel for $200 per 100 persons.

A formal luncheon with live band costs around $400 to $800 depending on your venue and food selection etc. For an off-site event, you can expect to pay $250 to $350 per 100 guests.


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